Nissan recalls more than 52,000 vehicles, explaining passenger air bags can explode

NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.

The vehicles have air bag systems made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp. Nissan recalls are among nearly 8 million from 10 automakers over the Takata air bags.

The recall announced Saturday affects the Infiniti FX35 and FX45 from 2003 to 2005, Infiniti I35 from 2003 and 2004 and Infiniti M35 and M45 from 2006. Also affected are Nissan Pathfinders from 2003 and 2004 and Nissan Sentras from 2004 and 2006.

The vehicles were sold or registered in 12 high-humidity state and territories.

Tokyo-based Nissan says it will notify owners and replace the air bag inflator for free.